Each month winning photographers receive online exposure, $2000 in cash prizes, and at the end of the year the winners are exhibited in shows in New York, Paris, Rome and Tokyo. This is the third month Life Framer is running and for this edition there's no clear lead as yet.
Participants are free to investigate everything, and to capture anything: landscapes, portraits, reportage, conceptual, personal documentary, travel; from spontaneous street moments to meticulous studio set-ups and everything in between.
August's judge was Katerina Stathopoulou, a curator at the Musuem of Modern Art (MoMA), having previously worked for the International Center of Photography.
With a focus on contemporary photography, she curates MoMA's challenging and varied collection of renowned artwork, as well as sitting on award panels, and running portfolio reviews.
The jury list includes Steve McCurry, David Alan Harvey, Simon Norfolk, Brian Paul Clamp, Katherine Matthews, Yumi and Masaru Goto, Wilfrid Estève, Lorenzo Vitturi, Alison Morley, Peter Funch, and Clément Saccomani.
Collective comments are provided by Life Framer's guest critic team at the end of each month so that every photographer that submits can learn to curate their best work.
Sources: ΝΕΟΣ ΚΟΣΜΟΣ (with edits), POPAGANDA